THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO SCHOOL, by JAN and STAN BERENSTAIN

The Berenstain Bears Go To School, by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears Go To School, by Stan & Jan Berenstain

It is hard to come up with a more popular series than the Berenstain Bears. They were written by Stan & Jan Berenstain in 1962 and continued on to become a TV series in the ‘80s, a series of computer games, and even a movie. What an author’s dream, and it even looks like they had fun doing them! Their sons Leo and Mike eventually joined the family business, with Mike writing and Leo involved with the business side of the franchise.

Some people found them saccharine in tone and formulaic storytelling but children LOVED THEM! Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who was then editor at Random House, discovered the first book and mentored it before launching it. Ideal advice to be getting on one’s book!

Their latest book is: THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GO TO SCHOOL, and I am sure it will continue to thrill children like the others.

While momentarily living in a fantasy world, authors and illustrators everywhere can dream a little bit about such a success.  

FRITZY BANG BANG MAKES A STAR

FRITZY BANG BANG MAKES A STAR, a free downloadable Color and Write Story by Elizabeth B Martin

FRITZY BANG BANG MAKES A STAR, a free downloadable Color and Write Story by Elizabeth B Martin

FRITZY BANG BANG CREATES A STAR is off to the galaxy to create a penguin star. Find out all about it by visiting my Color and Write Stories page. Everything can be downloaded for free. My color and write stories are fun for children who have begun to write as there are speech bubbles to be filled out on each of the four pages, and a writing prompt page.

These Color and Write stories are finding their way into classrooms, after school programs and home schooling. They are also fun for instilling teamwork as each story can be divided between four children working on the same project.

FRITZY BANG BANG CREATES A STAR

Fritzy Bang Bang Creates A Star, by Elizabeth B Martin

Fritzy Bang Bang Creates A Star, by Elizabeth B Martin

FRITZY BANG BANG CREATES A STAR is one of my Color and Write Stories. Children can color, fill in the speech bubbles and write the story on the writing page.

In this story, Fritzy Bang Bang rockets up into the galaxy to create a penguin star. Will he and Little Bear be able to gather the right stars for this mission? Will they succeed in making a penguin star for the galaxy?

To find out, go to my COLOR AND WRITE STORIES page and download this and other coloring books for FREE.